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Cloudy landscape

Cloudy landscape Cupper's Piece, Beaford, September 1985 More like this

Queuing for Commemorative mugs, Royal...

Queuing for Commemorative mugs, Royal... Iddesleigh, July 1981 More like this

Stephen Squire sorting logs

Stephen Squire sorting logs Lower Langham, Dolton, December 1978 More like this

Repairing the reedcomber

Repairing the reedcomber Spittle, Chulmleigh, August 1989 More like this

Lost sheep in a lane

Lost sheep in a lane Millhams, Dolton, June 1982 More like this

Early morning mist on the River Torridge

Early morning mist on the River Torridge Halsdon, Dolton, April 1980 More like this

Netting cabbages

Netting cabbages Lower Langham, Dolton, April 1984 More like this

Dr Paul Bangay visiting an elderly man...

Dr Paul Bangay visiting an elderly man... now Bramble..., June 1981 More like this

Phil Gent cleaning out a ditch

Phil Gent cleaning out a ditch Mousehole or Mons Hall Farm, Iddesleigh, January 1981 More like this

Albert and John Eastman making farm...

Albert and John Eastman making farm... Hacknell, Burrington, December 1975 More like this

James Ravilious, photographer of rural life © Beaford Archive

Image of James Ravilious
by Alan Winn.

The Beaford Archive

Photographs by James Ravilious from 1972 - 1989

WELCOME. Towards the end of the last century, James Ravilious created an "endless tapestry" of life in rural north Devon. This site holds digital scans of the 1,700 negatives which he regarded as his finest work.

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